North Nibley is a parish and village on the edge of the Cotswolds, located close to the river Severn between Bristol and Gloucester. Its name means a farm or settlement on a hilltop. The village is famously associated with William Tyndale who translated much of the Bible into English. In North Nibley we are fortunate to live in a unspoiled setting, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is an unusual parish in that almost half of the households live outside the central nucleus of the village, across a number of separate hamlets.
The popular village of North Nibley sits between the Severn Vale and Cotswold Escarpment, with the tower of the Tyndale Monument on the hillside above - a well-known landmark that can be seen for miles around. The village has a parish church, primary school, chapel, the Black Horse Inn and the New Inn at Waterley Bottom. It is also home to the very popular annual music festival. There are good links to the A38 and M5 combined with convenient access to the market town of Wotton-under-Edge which delivers all the essential everyday facilities, a cinema and schooling. In the opposite direction lies the market town of Dursley which also has a range of independent shops and supermarkets along with good schools and entertainment. The M5 junction 14 is approximately 5 miles away and offers commutability to the city of Bristol with Junction 13 approximately 9 miles away providing links to Cheltenham. Cam and Dursley railway station is 5 miles away and gives good links south to Bristol Parkway and London Paddington. To the north is Gloucester and and onwards to Birmingham.
RCA Regeneration Limited on behalf of Piper Homes are holding a public consultation at the Village Hall on Tuesday 29th October.
The event will be held between 5pm and 8pm for a residential development proposal for 16 dwellings on land at Wotton Road. RCA will be seeking the views of residents and councillors in order to refine the proposals before a planning application is submitted.
The Community Hub and Coffee shop opened it's doors today with great success. Come and see what we have to offer and treat yourself to Coffee and Cake.
The North Nibley Community Hub team help a pop up coffee shop on Saturday 31st August at the Village Hall. Coffee, Tea and delicious cakes were on offer in the Hub. Visitors found out about the plans for the Hub and shop.
Can you help North Nibley Village Shop Association raise £1500 to help fund North Nibley Community Hub? Help convert the efforts of our hardworking volunteers into cash by sponsoring an hour or more of their time.
You may have noticed roadworks being carried out in and around North Nibley. This is the first stage of bringing Fibre To the premises (FTTP) to North Nibley homes and businesses. Contractors are currently installing ducting under verges and under the roads. The ducting will enable Gigaclear to install optical fibre to points near each property. This installation is being carried out for FasterShire and should be completed by July 2020. When the network has been tested, residents will be able to request a connection and take out a contract from Gigaclear approved Internet providers giving speeds of 30Mbps, 300Mbps or 900Mbps. Note that this speed is for download and upload whereas FTTC provided by Openreach gives an average of 13MBps download and 2Mbps upload.
The Mobile Post Office will be by the Black Horse on Fridays between 15:15 and 16:15 from 13th September. (if there is no space then it will be outside the Village Hall.)
The Lister Tyndale Rally which would have been held from the 15th to 16th June this year was cancelled due to the bad weather.
The Nibley Music Festival was held on the 5th and 6th July this year.
On Bank Holiday Monday 6th May, North Nibley FC completed their historic treble winning season with a fitting 3-0 win over Dursley Town Reserves in the Dennis Mason Cup Final. Three goals for three titles!
The League 22 games - 18 wins - 93 goals.
Gloucestershire County Cup Minor - 5 wins - 24 goals.
The Dennis Mason Cup -- 4 wins - 18 goals.
It has a surprising number of activities for a small village, centred around the village hall, the chapel and Nibley House. Pre School meets Monday mornings and all day Tuesday to Friday during term time in the village hall. There are a number of good schools locally including the highly regarded Katherine Lady Berkeley's School. The village has cricket and football teams which play on a recreation field which must be one of the most beautiful settings for a sports field in Britain. It is equipped with a modern pavilion. The sports field is also enjoyed by the children from the adjacent primary school.
There are several businesses in the area providing a variety of services from accountancy to Zumba.
It is a popular destination for mountain bikers and walkers with the Cotswold Way passing through the centre of the village.